Interesting links on decentralization, mesh networking, protocols, telecommunications & any other goTenna Mesh-relevant topic!

We met some people from Battlemesh at the NYCMesh meetup last week at NYU actually (my talk and others from that day here: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/nycmeshpi.

In any case, this is a wifi high-throughput mesh protocol competition, so it’s not exactly what we do, but we can definitely learn from some of the results. We have a new Chief Scientist beginning on 8/31 and he’s gonna do even more magical things to our mesh protocol :wink:

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We’re hiring someone to launch a digital magazine around the human elements driving decentralization — and not just technological decentralization, but any and all projects and movements related to bottom-up, people-powered ideas. If you can think of anyone who has an interest in this area and has editorial & community experience, please RT:

And/or share this this Content & Community Editor job description: https://www.gotenna.com/pages/jobs?1_2236518#.WZxgSZN95TY

Thank you! :slight_smile:

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Bionic mesh networking, coming soon:

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Could the output of a goTenna Mesh unit be the “beacon” in this case? Could you “shout” and force the goTenna to respond and then locate it?

http://hackaday.com/2017/08/24/hackaday-prize-entry-bloodhound-autonomous-radiolocation-drone/

I know that goTenna sends your location but that depends on your phone being able to pull in a location from GPS which might not happen when your under 10 feet of snow from an avalanche.

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My cofounder J, who runs our goTenna Pro product line and specifically works with first responders (and other professional users), reminds me we’ve actually already actually done this, in a collaboration with University of Colorado Boulder!

Edit: Clarifying this paper & study was conducted using goTenna v1 (non-meshing)… so you can imagine how much more exciting it gets with mesh capability! :slight_smile:

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This is a fascinating read! It really goes to show how something like goTenna can make a difference.

Thanks for sharing.

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THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD: THE SHIFT TOWARDS DECENTRALIZED SYSTEMS

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Cool article goTenna Mesh is featured in:

Other things mentioned:

“PNKs” or Portable Network Kits, using wireless routers and small portable computers like the Raspberry Pi.

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Shared this in another thread, but it’s quite appropriate to share here as well. goTenna’s new Chief Scientist (Ram Ramanathan) presented these slides to part of our team today to contextualize the history of mesh networks as well as the opportunities for optimizing mesh protocols and incentivizing their build-out (potentially with blockchain layer):

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Interesting, a major carrier is investing in narrowband now:

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Raiden Dev Preview is out

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X-post from the ham radio intro thread:

Listen: Dominica residents turned to amateur radio to give updates.

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Over 95% of all cell sites in Puerto Rico are down due to Hurricane Maria:

(h/t @Turnerb)

I wrote an op/ed on the @FCC’s lesser-known timely threat: incumbent mobile carriers are pushing to get exclusive access to #CBRS, forthcoming so-called “innovation spectrum”. We don’t need more walled gardens: https://www.rcrwireless.com/20171206/opinion/building-back-better-through-spectrum-allocation-Tag10

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Spine-tingling
I’m going to have to share that if that’s ok.
And go read the book!
Thanks!

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